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Migraine - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Migrane?

A Migraine is described as a continuous throbbing headache which affects only one side of the head. It is usually accompanied by a disturbed vision, sensitivity to light & sound and nausea. It can cause extreme throbbing pain which can last from hours to days. The pain is usually extremely disabling. Warning signs of a Migraine include tingling sensation on your face, leg or arm, blind spots and flashes of light. Taking certain medications can make the Migraines less painful. It usually begins in early adulthood, adolescence or childhood.

Stages of Migraine:

  • Prodrome- Two or three days before you get a Migraine, you can get warned by subtle changes such as constipation, intense mood swings, food cravings, neck stiffness, frequent urination, increase in thirst and frequent yawning.
  • Aura- This usually occurs during or before a Migraine. They usually have signs such as zigzag vision, wavy or light vision and flashes of light. Sometimes, aura can also be characterized by speech disturbances. These symptoms can last for 20 to 60 minutes at a stretch.
  • Attack- In this stage the Migraine usually lasts from 4 to 72 hours if it isn’t treated. The frequency of the occurrence of the headache can vary from person to person. In this stage, you might experience pain on both or just one side of your head, pulsing pain, sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting and fainting.
  • Post drome- This is known as the final stage of a Migraine. Many people feel washed out and drained. People can also experience confusion, moodiness, dizziness, weakness and sensitivity to light and sound.

When should you consult a doctor?

Usually Migraines are mild and can heal on its own within a few days, but sometimes it can be an underlying condition of a much serious disorder. It is vital to consult a general physician if you experience certain serious symptoms such as a severe headache, mental confusion, and extreme headache with a stiff neck, severe headache which gets worse if you cough or strain your neck muscles and if you are older than 50 years

What causes Migraines?

  • Hormonal changes such as estrogen fluctuations trigger headaches in a lot of women. Many women have a tendency to develop acute Migraines during menopause or pregnancy.
  • Foods such as processed food, salty food and aged cheese can also cause Migraine.
  • Alcohol consumptions is a major cause of extreme Migraines in people.
  • Stress at home or work can also cause Migraines.

Headaches such as migraines, cluster headaches, sinus headaches and tension headaches are really agonizing conditions that most of us has faced for at least once in their lives. Most of the time pounding headaches are treated with anti-nausea and pain relieving drugs. Headaches typically cause unwanted symptoms like nausea and vomiting and make us feel week throughout the day. When a headache occurs, the pain originates from the surrounding tissues around the brain or the skull, since anatomically speaking the skull or the brain itself do not have any nerves that may give rise to the sensation known as pain. Since pain are only felt in your metabolism when there are pain fibers in that particular part of our anatomy.

Headaches can develop when and only when nerves and the thin layer of tissue that surrounds the muscles which encases our skull, eyes, ears, sinuses becomes inflamed or irritated for a plethora of reasons. Headaches can be sharp, dull, throbbing, intermittent, constant, intense and mild, depending on the cause of the malady.

Treatment :

In the year 2013, the IHS (International Headache Society) released their latest classification system for this malady. It was though by the experts on this disease that as so many people suffer from this agonizing illness, and since the treatment of headaches becomes very difficult at times, it was hoped that this new classification system will help the health-care professionals to make a more accurate diagnosis of this disease and hence allow a more better and effective options for its treatment.

The three major categories that heads has been classified based upon the pain of source are:

  • Primary headaches
  • Secondary headaches and
  • Facial pain, cranial neuralgias and other kinds of more typical headaches

Primary headac hes includes tension, cluster and tension headaches. According to WHO (World Health Organization) 1 out of 20 percent people across the globe suffer with daily tension headaches in their lives. While cluster and migraine headaches affect most men and women during their puberty. Secondary headaches are those headaches which occurs because of underlying structural problems in the head and neck of the patients. This is a very bad kind of medical condition, which can be life threatening at times. Hangovers, traumatic and post-concussion headaches are also included in this type.

The third type of headaches which consists of cranial neuralgia happens because of the inflammation of any one or more of the 12 cranial nerves which originates from the brain. One typical example of these headaches is trigeminal neuralgia, which occurs because of the inflammation of the cranial nerve V and cause intense facial pain when it get inflamed or irritated.

Treatable by medical professional Usually self diagnosable Lab test sometimes required Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Symptoms
Pain in the face or neck. Frequent, severe and throbbing pain on the head. Sensitivity to light and sounds. Dizziness and light-headedness. Blurred vision or distorted vision. Nasal congestion.

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What Are The Most Common Neurological Disorders?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine
Neurologist, Ahmedabad
What Are The Most Common Neurological Disorders?

The brain is like the central processing unit of a computer that controls the entire body’s function. Both structurally and functionally, it is an extremely complex and vital organ and disorders occur due to a variety of reasons – old age, internal injury, accidents/trauma, infections, and malignancy being the most common. The brain has a highly sophisticated network of nerves which arise out of it and the spinal cord and ensures the body works in complete synchrony and coordination. The neurological disorder is a generic term that is used to denote problems in all these – brain, spinal cord, and associated nerves.

The different categories of neurologic disorders include are listed below along with some details on how they affect the individual as a whole.

  1. Developmental defects like spina bifida and hydrocephalus
  2. Genetic disorders like Huntington’s disorder and muscular dystrophy
  3. Infections (bacterial, viral, parasitic) are another major category of neurological disorders, causing symptoms both from the infection per se and aftereffects.
  4. Degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s, different types of dementias, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, etc.
  5. Traumatic injuries as a result of sports, accidents, etc.
  6. Functional issues like epilepsy, migraine and other headaches
  7. Vascular issues like stroke and haemorrhages.
  8. Malignancy including benign and malignant brain tumours
  9. Malnutrition related disorders.

Let us look at some of the most common ones

  1. Epilepsy: This happens due to inappropriate firing in the brain, resulting in convulsions. While it is hereditary in some people, the exact cause is not identified in most people. Effective medications are available which can completely cure the condition.
  2. Stroke: When a blood vessel is blocked due to plaque formation, blood supply is cut off to that part of the brain, leading to paralysis and sometimes even death. Timely intervention can, however, lead to the arrest and even reversal of symptoms.
  3. Parkinson’s disease: This is gradual degeneration causing reduced pace of movements (bradykinesia), tremors of the hands and feet, rigidity of movements, and loss of balance. The disease progression happens over a number of years, and it is usually genetic. Medications are available to manage the condition, but a complete cure is still under evaluation.
  4. Headaches: While headache can be a disorder in itself, it is also often the symptom of another neurological disorder. Migraines are very common, especially in women, and are characterised by throbbing, pounding headaches associated with sensitivity to light and noise and vomiting. There are usually triggers like menstruation, chocolates, alcohol, etc., which can be managed. Medications are useful in controlling the pain symptoms.

If detected in the early stages, the progression of most neurological disorders can be arrested and in some cases, symptoms even reversed. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Migraine - Treatment Options Available!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ahmedabad
Migraine - Treatment Options Available!

A migraine often causes throbbing pain at one side of the head accompanied by sensitivity to sound and light, nausea and vomiting. The pain can last from a few hours to few days. Some warning signs of the pain take over include tingling of the leg or face, flashes of light and blind spots. Medication can help in avoiding the pain or manage it considerably.

Diagnosis:
Detection of a migraine is fairly easy for a medical professional. If a patient has a family history of a migraine, a doctor can prescribe the following to lock in on the diagnosis:

  • Blood tests: Through blood tests, a doctor tries to understand any possible problems in the blood vessels, spinal cord or presence of other toxins in the system
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Better known as MRI, this is a process of capturing the detailed image of the blood vessels and the brain. It readily detects any possible problems related to a migraine.
  • Computerized tomography: More commonly known as CT scan, this is a process of capturing an image through a line of x-rays to detect any possible problems related to a migraine.
  • Lumbar puncture: This test is prescribed in extreme cases when a doctor suspects that there is a possible chance of bleeding in the brain.

What are the treatment options available?
There are two kinds of medications available- preventive medication and pain relieving medication. The treatment strategy is decided based on the frequency of the headaches and other health factors.

Some pain reliever medication includes triptan, ergots, opioid, glucocorticoids, anti-nausea medications etc. These medicines constrict the blood vessels and block the pathways of the pain in the brain cells. While some medicines are required to be consumed immediately after the symptoms starts, some should be taken regularly to avoid the pain in the first place. These pain relievers have side effects and should be consumed after prior discussion with a doctor.

Preventive medication, on the other hand, is only suggested by a doctor when a patient suffers from a migraine twice or more in a month, the pain lasts for more than 12 hours and the pain relievers do not work. Some of the common group of medicines that are suggested for these set of patients include cardiovascular drugs, anti-seizure drugs, anti-depressants, botox etc.

Alternative medicine approach:
Alternative medicines are often witnessed to fetch positive results for migraine patients:

  • Acupuncture: this form of treatment involves inserting thin needles into the skin at various points to give relief from pain
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: This is a form of treatment which focuses on perceiving pain with behavioral changes.
  • Biofeedback: This is a relaxation technique that teaches to control physical responses such as pain, stress, muscle contraction etc.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hallucinations - Who Is Likely To Suffer From Them?

MBBS, MD-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Allahabad
Hallucinations - Who Is Likely To Suffer From Them?

Be it sound or smell, vision or touch or taste, our senses help us experience the world around us. The brain always responds when there is a stimulus. So, we see an object, hear a sound, feel something, etc. When there is no stimulus, but there is still a response, it is hallucinations. This sense of something which is not real is by definition hallucinations. This could be related to past experiences or our deep inner feelings and is much more common than we think.

Causes:
Most psychiatry disorders including schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and other forms of dementia start off as hallucinations.

  1. Migraines usually are accompanied by visual aura.
  2. Brain tumors can cause different types of hallucinations depending on where it is located and the corresponding area it is affecting.
  3. Epilepsy also depends on the type of seizure, different hallucinations would be seen.

Types:

  1. Visual: Seeing things which are not there, for instance, flashes of light, insects crawling on self or another person, someone standing where no one is there, etc.
  2. Auditory: The affected individual could hear voices coming from inside himself or from outside. These voices could be giving instructions to the person, calling out to him/her, or be talking to each other.
  3. Olfactory: Again, these imaginary smells could be coming from within the person or from an external source.
  4. Tactile: The affected person could feel a rush of hot air being blown, feeling of insects crawling on the body, feeling of being tickled, etc.
  5. Gustatory (taste): When something is eaten, it could taste like something completely different, which is very odd. This could be related to some past experience in some people.

Hallucinations are initial symptoms of the onset of psychiatric disorders. In fact, most of these are insidious in onset, where it cannot be exactly identified when the disease began. Therefore, if a person has hallucinations for prolonged periods, and if they are progressing, it is best to get more testing done.

Other symptoms include:

  1. Confused thoughts
  2. Disorganized speech
  3. Incoherently speech
  4. Reduced social interactions

Who is likely to experience hallucinations?

  1. A person who gets very anxious, even about small things, a fear of losing touch with reality
  2. People with migraine headaches. These suffer visual hallucinations very commonly and may also have auditory hallucinations.
  3. Children who are having a fever. They might see or hear something which is not real.
  4. People on illegal drugs like amphetamines, LSD, and Ecstacy. In fact, this is what creates addiction.
  5. Sudden withdrawal from alcohol or drugs. It is always advisable to withdraw from illicit drugs under supervision as hallucinations are very common.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Headache - When Do You Think A Surgery Is Needed?

MBBS, MD - Radiology, DNB (Radiology), DM (Diagnostic & Interventional Neuroradiology), CCST (UK)
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
Headache - When Do You Think A Surgery Is Needed?

A headache is the most common ailment to affect men and women. Did you know that there are over 150 different types of headaches? Each of these different types of headaches has its own symptoms, triggers and needs to be treated in a different way. In some cases, you may even require surgery. This is often recommended for severe migraines and cluster headaches.

The different types of surgeries that may be performed to treat such headaches include:

  1. Neurostimulation: For this procedure, a wire electrode is inserted through the skin at the back of the neck near the occipital nerve and used to provide electrical stimulation. This form of surgery is best suited to patients who have benefited positively from an occipital nerve block.
  2. Radiofrequency thermocoagulation: This is one the most common forms of surgical treatment for cluster headaches. For this procedure, a radiofrequency current is used to heat tissue of a certain area. By doing this, the passage for pain is obstructed and headaches are relieved. Some of the side effects of this surgery could include corneal sensory loss, severe facial dysesthesias and reactions to anesthesia. In rare cases, it could also cause a stroke, infections or motor weakness. Thankfully, these effects typically are resolved within 6 months.
  3. Microvascular decompression: This is an invasive procedure that is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. It also involves a craniectomy. The aim of this procedure is to remove a vascular loop that compresses a nerve and thereby restore normal anatomy. Hospitalization is typically required for a few days after the procedure
  4. Gamma knife radiosurgery: This is the type of neurosurgery where the trigeminal nerve is hit by radiation. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure and can be completed in a few hours. It has a very low rate of complications but the long term effects of this form of treatment are not yet clear. There may also be a high rate of relapses associated with this form of treatment.
  5. Septoplasty: In the case of migraines, a deviated septum may be contributing to your headache. In such cases, surgical correction of the septum can help relieve pressure on the nerves that pass through it and in turn reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches. Septoplasty addresses common issues concerning the septum such as a bent cartilage or deviated cartilage. This procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.
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Migraine Pain - Facts About It!

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Migraine Pain - Facts About It!

Migraine headache is characterized by a severe headache usually affecting one side of the head. There are other symptoms along with headache like nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Some patients experience neurological phenomena like changes in vision, temporary loss of sensation and altered sensation, a phenomenon known as an aura (flashes of light, zigzag patterns, bright spots, tingling in the arms and the legs). Migraine headache can last for 2 to 3 days. 

Symptoms: The symptoms depend on the stage of a migraine attack. The stages of a migraine attack can be: 

  1. Prodrome, Aura, Headache or attack, and Postdrome. 
  2. Prodorme: One to two days prior to the migraine attack, patient may experience; 
    • Mood swings. 
    • Cravings for food. 
    • Increased yawning. 
    • Stiff neck. 
    • Constipation and frequent thirst and urination. 

In case of an aura (during or before a migraine), there may be visual, motor, speech, and sensory illusions and disturbances such as, 

  • Loss of vision. 
  • A strange sensation of needles pricking an arm or a leg. 
  • One side of the body becomes weak and numb. 
  • There are visual illusions such as the appearance of flashes of light, zigzag patterns, bright spots. 
  • There is a problem in hearing and speaking. 
  • In some cases, there may be a hemiplegic migraine (the limb becomes weak). 

During a Migraine Attack (lasts for 4 to 72 hours), there may be 

  1. A throbbing pain on either one or both sides of the head 
  2. Blurred vision, light-headedness. 
  3. Nausea and vomiting 
  4. Sensitivity to light and sound 
  5. Sensitivity to touch and smell (though rare) 

In Postdrome (after a migraine), there can be 

  1. Mood swings. 
  2. A person may be sensitive to light and sound. 
  3. Dizziness and weakness 
  4. Confusion 
  5. Extreme fatigue 

An amalgamation of environmental and genetic factors may be responsible for a migraine. Trigger varies for each patient: 

  1. Stress and extreme physical exertion 
  2. Obesity 
  3. Alcohol and caffeinated drinks and beverages 
  4. Salty and processed foods 
  5. Altered sleeping habits 
  6. Hormonal alterations in women (Constant fluctuation in the level of oestrogen) 
  7. Oral contraceptives and certain vasodilators (nitroglycerin
  8. Preservatives like MSG (monosodium glutamate) and Aspartame (sweetener) 
  9. Sunshine, certain odours, travel, etc can trigger migraine. 

Treatment and Prevention: 

  1. Medicines under supervision to abort an attack of migraine and special drugs to stop attacks. 
  2. Lifestyle changes are helpful to decrease attacks: 
    • Avoid your trigger for migraine. 
    • Follow regular sleep -wake cycle. 
    • Regular exercise, meditation
    • Avoidance of alcohol, caffeine containing beverages. 
  3. Other treatment options that can be availed from pain specialist: 
    • Transcutaneous supraorbital nerve stimulation 
    • Intramuscular stimulation. 
    • Botulinum toxin injection. 
    • Occipital nerve block.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am hemiplegic migraine and it happens everyday I don't know how to recover from this can someone suggest what should be done.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow In Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Hello, First we shd be sure of diagnosis if it is hemiplegic migraine and not anything else. I think other causes must have been ruled out in your case like TIA Siezures..if you have completely reversible symptoms of paralysis which gets normal within one hour and usually followed by migraine like headache with normal MRI EEG etc it is hemiplegic migraine. the treatment is similar to usual migraine with aura . prophylaxis with medicines valproate topiramate can be tried.. these medicines are continued for 6-9 months at least. Triptans like sumatripan rizatriptan are not to be given in acute attack..they are contraindicated..u can use Naproxyn ,Naxdom etc at the start of the attack.

What is migren tell me in hindi kya migren 1 sal se jyada rahat hai mera sar dard hamesha kararta dard goli tabhi bhi koi rahat nahi milati mera wajan badata ja raha hai lekin mujhe pata kyo mera sar dard kararata hai help me.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
do mri firstly. had you confirm is that migraine if no meet physicians. head pain can many reasons. due to.... computer work. vision problems. neck pain deficiency of nutrition. and other neurological disorders. advice.... do meditation regular basis

Hello, I'm facing two health problems 1) I'm migraine patient. My head pains more than 3 to 5 times in a week. Nowadays its frequency and intensity had been increased. And when it pains I can barely concentrate on my studies and other things also. Please tell what I should do! 2) My body has too much heat. My palms and sole of feet always stay hot, like heat is escaping out of it. Also when I urine, it pains. Please tell me some solution.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow In Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Hii you need to be on migraine prophylaxis like propranolol topiramate valproate kind of medicines because of frequent attacks. That is long term treatment for 6 -12 months .so that attack frequency is reduced. And also avoid pain killers very often. Only in severe attack Naproxyn etc or triptans can be used.

I suffer from severe migraine. What are the things that I should do to reduce the pain? Are there any food items I should not eat?

DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Dear friend, I understand want to know life style measures to reduce migraine frequency, intensity and duration. Migraine patients should try to follow a routine based lifestyle which should include timely diet intake, sound sleep, regular aerobic exercise, using relaxation techniques and utilizing biofeedback mechanism. There are many migraine triggers. As you enquired about specific food items let me name them: Alcohol,chocolate, aged cheeses, caffeine,nuts etc. But besides these there are other food items which may precipitate headache and we have noticed they are person specific. However, please let me tell you instead of avoiding triggers, the latest technique is learning to cope with triggers (Research still in process. You may also plan to maintain a headache dairy: which will keep a record of frequency, duration and intensity of headache. If you unsatisfied, may need to start a prophylactic medication besides the required sos pain relievers and other non pharmacological measures as measured. Please remember migraine is not curable but it is definitely controllable! Hope I am able to answer your queries. Wish you all the best.
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My daughter is at present 13 years 7 months old. She had her first period 9 months back. Since 9 months she had only 3 periods. She has been diagnosed with PCOD. Other symptoms. 1) Continuously gaining weight 2) Severe acne on face 3) Oily skin 4) Hair fall 5) Facial hair, extra growth of hair on moustache 6) Pigmentation on face, Underarms etc 7) Missed periods 8) prediabetes 9) Follicular cysts of 8-9 mm in both right and left ovary 10) Frequent migraine Following tests done. HBAIC. 5.8 INSULIN FASTING. 23.24 INSULIN-PP (60 MINS. 242 INSULIN-PP (120 MINS. 197 FASTING GLUCOSE. NORMAL DHEAS SULPHATE. 272 LIPID PROFILE. NORMAL POOLED PROLACTIN. 7.19 LH. 1.44 testosterone. 32.51 FSH. 3.01 SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN. 26.6 At present, she is under Dr. Kocher's treatment (paediatric endocrinologist). She is taking Metformin (250 mg) thrice a day after meals, Aldactone 50 mg twice, Reeshape capsules once a day I want to stop all this allopathic medicines and start homeopathy treatment. please suggest some best medicine fr her so that the ovary cysts get dissolved, her menstrual cycle get regular, weight gain control, acne and facial hair growth control, Frequent migraines and also for insulin resistance.

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, Thanks for your enquiry. This is the best treatment available with the good nutritious balance diet and exercise with good weight reduction and weight control. Your daughters problem will be solved, don’t stop these medicines. Kindly take these medicines.
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What is Migrane?

Stages of Migraine:

When should you consult a doctor?

What causes Migraines?

Treatment :

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Migraine or Headache
Migraine: Types, Symptoms and Treatment
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Migraine Headache
Hi, I m Dr Sonia Lal Gupta and I m a neurologist at M.P Heart Clinic in New Delhi. I specialise in headaches and strokes.

Why headaches, you might ask?

That s one of the most common problems that people face and the reason why they actually go to the doctor as well. Interestingly though, only one-third of the people actually get treatment for their headache. So when it comes to a headache, one of the most common types of headaches is called Migraine and a lot of people suffer from this migraine for years and years and years without realising that what they have is actually migraine, for which they can get treatment and they can feel better.

So what exactly is a migraine?

A migraine is, typically, a unilateral, a one sided, or a headache that happens on both the sides. It s a thumping headache. People usually say that they feel a pounding pain. It is usually accompanied by nausea, light sensitivity you do not like how the light makes you feel, noise sensitivity even noise bothers you, and all you want to do is sit in a dark room and sleep.

So when it comes to a migraine, what are the different phases of it?

When there is a prodrome phase where you kind of start knowing the migraine is going to come on. You might feel very tired, very irritable. Then after that is the aura phase which not many people have. But some people describe flashing lights or some numbness in the hands. Followed by the headache phase which can last anywhere from four hours to seventy-two hours. Then after the pain goes away, there is a phase called the postdrome phase where you can actually feel exhausted and tired up to twenty-four hours even after a headache has gone away. So think about it, it can take up to at least two to three days at times for you to recover from one single migraine.

There are a lot of triggers of a migraine you can now about which includes lack of sleep, hunger, stress. Food triggers like red wine, chocolate, and many other triggers depending from person to person. But to know more about what you should do, you should talk to your doctor that you have a migraine.

You can always contact me on Lybrate or you can call us our M.P Heart Clinic number which is on the Lybrate website, to meet me and we can help get your migraines under control.

Thank you
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Hello!

Myself is Dr. Harshita Sethi. I am ayurvedic physician, diet and lifestyle consultants.

Today I m going to talk about common problem which is headache. We all experienced headache in our lifetime. It is very prevalent in all over the world. I have practiced in UK for 8 years and their I have also seen so many patients complaining about a headache we can classify headache in two different categories one when it comes in a full fledge form like migraines headache, sinus headache, cluster headache or tension headache and second when it is associate with some other underline cause like fever hypertension other eye refracted problems sinusitis, high intake alcohol and really intracranial tumors so i have seen headache running in the families the people who have got more wata in there body who have got more water pre dominant body constitution they have tend to get less threshold so there nerves are little bit weaker so as soon as the get the trigger then there nerves start reacting or stimulating an this start getting headache this trigger can be change in routine, loud noise, change in temperature, change in heat or acidity, constipation etc. an there can be different kind of pain which they can experience burning, throbbing, pulsating and it could be pursing pain in Ayurveda also achariya s have mentioned different kind of headache and very beautiful they have describe this pain like a bhedak, sarak and lemon types of headaches are mention under shirorig by achariya-Shao sharod so one variety is Wataj which is more related to gastric upset when we have constipation we traied to make kore gas in our tummies then we tend have this wajach kind of shrerook secound is fitaaj when we have acidity then we have burning kind of headache then kafaaj shiroroo which is related To sinuses congestion or heaviness in head which happen to more accumulation of mucus then sunny pataj which is the mixture of All of them then there is raktaj variety, krimaj variety, shaiaj variety and ananat wata, arda bhedak, suriya wadh and shankath all these varieties Are beautifully described in ayourwedic tect like anantwarta could be a correlated with, or dhao bedahak could be correlated with migraines carity where we feel the headache pain in half side of our head either right or left. it is written that i comes in 10 days or 15 days an there is another one suriyawrata which could be co related to sinusitis as The sun goes up then the pain goes high as the sun comes down then pain start subsequently down so these are beautifully mentioned in ayurvedik text then there is another variety called shankhakh which happen in the terminal stages of cancer its usually difficult to treat but very beautifully mentioned in Ayurveda and different causes are mentioned in Ayurveda because once we know the cause then we can treat according to cause and we can cure the disease the causes could be long holding of natural urges then people are setting in the offices not going to the toilet at the rite time then they tend to develop to symptom when the people sleeping wrong posture when people take more cold drinks and food especially in night time then it could be one of cause we can say life style is not regulated there is no time to wake and sleep then we tend to get shiro roga headached now we comes to the chikitsa so we have to treat the cause once we know the cause weather its due to acidity constipation or stree full life then we treat according too cause we do various therapies we do various ayurvedik formulation in the form of Decoption, tablets or liquids or powders and i tell my patients to do a very simple thing on daily basis which they can do at home or here we can do it center in a form of nasiyum therapy we put two drops of antails badataila shunbindtaula in the Noses tail which can nourish the nerves which can strength the nerves an i tell people you take almond oil when u know the headache is going to happen u can put pressure on these marna points which can calm down your nerves and then nasiyum tharapy can be done 7, 8 times over here in any panchkana center an then this practice of anu taila intilation nostrils can be practice a daily bases at home so there various herbs which we use like jhata mansi, molethi, wacha, jotish mati various kinds of oils we use in our chikitsa.

So, it is beautifully mentioned in ayurveda text so we can cure this problem and we can avoid this problem so you contact me through Lybrate or I practice ayurveda at two of my centers one is in noida another one is in gurgaon. So I run my practice with the awaidna ayurveda.

Thank you very much.
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Migraine and Headache
Hello friends. I am Dr Sandeep Madaan. I am M.D. in Ayurveda from the University of Rajasthan. Now I have been practising Ayurveda in Delhi from last more than 14 years. Today we will talk about Migraine.

Migraine and migraine headaches are very common. The commonly affected people are middle age women in the age of 30s or 40s. It is more prevalant in the families which means that the ladies affected with this problem, pass the disease to the next generation. This disease is characterised by the headcahe. It may be one sided or both sided, but it is always episodic that means it comes in episodes like after few days, few weeks, few months. It is always associated with the diseases such as Nausea, vomiting, sleep disorder. The person find it very difficult to concentrate any needs, good sleep and often vomits and find relief in the headache.

These days many people in long term consume analgesics and many other chemical based medicines. But this is not a solution for Migraine. Ayurveda can be very effective and without side effect medicines or the supplements which are proven to be very effective in the long term.

Also, there is a special therapy called Nasya therapy in which we give special oil drops in the nose for sometime, for example- for a week or two weeks, and patient find it very effective for managing the migraine. Basically the person find that the severity of the headache decrease and the symptoms like Nausea, vomiting, lack of sleep etc. these slowly dimished. It takes around 2-3 months for the response of the therapies. But it is really very effective without any untowards side effects.

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How To Get Rid Of Allergies?
Hello friends, my name is Dr Sandeep Madaan. I have done MD in Ayurveda from the University of Rajasthan. I am practising Ayurveda in Delhi from last 14 years.

Today, we will talk about Allergies- Allergy Rhinitis, Dermatitis, allergy sinusitis.

The modern medical science gives the reasons for allergies, antigens or allergance that are prevalant in our environment. But an Ayurveda differs here that defines that allergy occurs due to low immune system. The person whose immune system is low will be affected by the allergy more than the person whose immunity is very high.

Allergic manifestations like allergic rhinitis can result in running nose, sneezing.

Allergic dermatitiscan manifest some allergic rashes or itching on the skin.

Allergic sinusitis is accompanied by recurrent cold, difficulty in breathing and headache.

In Ayurveda, there is very good treatment for allergic disorders. Many herbs like haldi, ashwagandha, giloe are very effective in fighting with the allergy. Ayurvedic herbs boosts the immunity of the person. Immunity is boosted and adaptogens to the environment. The allergance, the antigens, the toxins present in the environment does not affect the immunity and over the long term when the immunity is boosted, relieved by these conditions.

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